Epidendrum chinchaoense Hágsater, D.Trujillo & E.Santiago 2009 GROUP Elleanthoides SUBGROUP Rhombochilum TYPE Drawing by © Trujillo and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Chinchao Epidendrum [A district within Huanuco Peru where the species is found]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in north eastern Peru on the upper ridge of the Cordillera Oriental in very wet, moss covered forests at elevations around 2190 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial or epiphyte with cane-like, terete, erect, branching above on mature stems carrying 13 on the main stem, allalong the upper 2/3's, suberect, narrowly lanceolate, obtuse, coriaceous, margin finely crenulate, spreading leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, racemose to paniculate, arching-nutant, can produce new racemes from the same point even while the original is still in flower, peduncle short, thin, simultaneously to 3 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, ovate-triangualr, acuminate floral bracts and carrying fleshy, yellow green flowers with the lip always facing the rachis.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1220 Hagsater, Trujillo & Santiago 1993 Drawing fide